Ahead of a press conference on Tuesday where Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie will launch “the first of a series of papers” pushing independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“Nicola Sturgeon has launched more independence campaigns than ferries.
“This coalition is about one thing and one thing only. Ministers are devoting their attention, top civil servants and tens of millions of pounds to independence.
“They care more about their independence obsession than everyone stuck on the longest NHS waiting lists in history, the cost of living crisis or the climate emergency. Nobody believes education is Nicola Sturgeon’s top priority any more.
“The SNP and Greens are taking people for granted. Let’s lay aside talk of an independence referendum and get to grips with what matters right now.”